Monthly Archives: November 2012

BRA ‘corridor plan’ meeting scheduled

November 28, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will host a community meeting Dec. 12 to “start the conversation” on the first draft of a S. Huntington Avenue “corridor plan,” BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler told the Gazette. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Hennigan School at 200 Heath St. The first community meeting about...

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Dorcena runs for mayor to end ‘dictatorship’

November 23, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Will Dorcena.

Will Dorcena has come out swinging in his campaign for the Mayor’s Office, calling incumbent Thomas Menino a “teddy-bear tyrant” who runs a “dictatorship,” with Jamaica Plain’s S. Huntington Avenue and Casey Overpass controversies as prime examples. In an interview last week at the Gazette office, Dorcena, an energetic, 40-year-old Hyde Park resident, matched...

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Kids’ theater class teaches ‘Magic & Mayhem’

November 23, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Lucas Mulder) Magic & Mayhem owner and teacher Sarae DeCoster-Pacetta plays with two students.

New theater classes for 3- to 5-year-olds, called Magic & Mayhem, have come to Spontaneous Celebrations and Curtis Hall in Jamaica Plain. The classes include movement, music and storytelling games and grow into creating productions—writing, costuming and performing—completely from scratch. From pretending to walk across a room full of chocolate pudding, to creating dances...

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BTD chief: Mayor won’t oppose Casey plan, backs process

November 23, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—Mayor Thomas Menino will not oppose the Casey Arborway plan despite a petition calling for him to do so, and he backs the state’s ongoing planning process, the City’s transportation commissioner told the Gazette. “I know folks want the mayor to come in and say, ‘Hey, I absolutely support ’ or...

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Main Street presenta a su nuevo director

November 23, 2012
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Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) presenta a su nuevo director ejecutivo, Gerald Robbins, quien asumió el puesto hace varios meses. La organización anunció que tendrá una casa abierta el 6 de diciembre. HJSMS es una programa iniciada por el alcalde Thomas Menino para fortalecer los distritos comerciales de JP mediante el apoyo monetario, técnico...

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State makes Casey MEPA filing

November 23, 2012
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The state filed a required Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office report this month for the Casey Overpass replacement project that identifies no major environmental impacts. The MEPA filing was required as part of the Casey Overpass demolition and ensuing redevelopment of the surrounding area. Such filings are required for nearly all road works...

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Youth Vote

November 23, 2012
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(Photo by Jon Truslow/JonTruslowPhotography.com) First-graders at the Curley K-8 School in central JP show off their “I Voted” stickers after touring the school’s polling place and learning about how voting works on Election Day, Nov. 6.

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Protest dolls displayed at 161 S. Huntington

November 23, 2012
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The dolls with signs displayed at 161 S. Huntington Ave. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

By Peter Shanley and John Ruch, Gazette Staff S. HUNTINGTON—About 10 dolls adorned with protest signs were arranged around a tree at the Home for Little Wanderers at 161 S. Huntington Ave. last week, an effort carried out by a new Occupy JP-affiliated group called Babies Against Boondoggles, according to an Occupy JP member....

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Police Spotlight: Drop off old meds at police station

November 23, 2012
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Residents can now safely dispose of unused prescription or over-the-counter drugs at the local District E-13 Police Station at 3345 Washington St., where a kiosk is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Expired or unused medical drugs are a big source of drug abuse when they are not disposed of properly....

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Volleyball All-stars

November 23, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) Nelsy Barreiro (left) and Heidy Barreiro (right) are joined by Coach Hardy Mondesir (center) as they represent JP’s English High School at the Boston City League girls’ all-star volleyball game at Emmanuel College on Nov. 13.

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